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Student Screening Day

Now in its fifth year, Student Screening Day at the Palm Springs International Film Festival has become a fixture of both the Film Festival and the local school calendar. This year's event be held on January 14th. As the premiere event of the Festival's year-round Educational Outreach Program, this year's Student Screening Day will bring 1,100 students from eight local high schools representing three school districts to the Palm Springs High auditorium. Attending this year will be students from Cathedral City, Coachella Valley Desert Hot Springs, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Shadow Hills High Schools.

Students and their teachers tell us that this event is one of the highlights of the year. Student Screening Day is not just a break from the routine of the everyday; it is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired. These specially selected films are intended to use the medium of film to expose students to invigorating ideas, cultures, and people from around the world.

This year's films are the documentary Little World from Spain directed by Marcel Barrena and the narrative Inuk from Greenland directed by Mike Magidson.

Sponsored by Bank of America


Greenland, 2010, 90 min.
The sweeping vistas and snowy landscapes of Greenland provide a sumptuous visual setting for Mike Magidson’s heartfelt and eco-friendly coming-of-age tale about a troubled Inuit teen who connects with his heritage while on a seal-hunting expedition.... more

Little World   

Little World
Spain, 2012, 83 min.
This winsome documentary charms with the story of Albert Casals, a 20-year-old Catalan youth who decides that he and his girlfriend, Anna, will travel half way around the world to East Cape, New Zealand, and only 20 Euros in their pockets. His sense of freedom truly amazes and inspires.... more

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